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  • Shannon Casson

  • Kristal Boni

  • Sarah Schreib

  • Martha Flynn

  • Becca Loose

  • Arley Kemmerer

  • Katharine Ogden

  • Maghalie Rochette

  • Katerina Nash

  • Erin Huck

  • Kate Courtney

  • Catharine Pendrel

  • Haley Batten

  • Hannah Finchamp

  • Chloe Woodruff

  • Sophie Caldwell

  • Sarah True

  • Flora Duffy

  • Julia Kern

  • Lea Davison

  • Alison Tetrick

  • Ayesha McGowan

  • Lauren Hall

  • Kelsey Urban

  • Tayler Wiles

  • Ida Sargent

  • Savilia Blunk

  • Sabra Davison

  • Lea Davison

  • Angela Irvine

  • Dorothy Pacheco

  • Richard Koenitzer

  • Lisa Nye-Salladin

  • Stephen Odefey

  • Dan Sullivan

Shannon Casson

Program Coordinator, Pro Ambassador Lead & Regional Coordinator

Shannon spent her childhood chasing two older brothers from sport to sport which inspired a lifelong love of playing outdoors. She played college basketball at Marymount University in Virginia, where she earned her undergrad in accounting and still holds records as a 3-point shooter. For graduation, she bought a bike, immediately changing her life for Read More…

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Kristal Boni

Regional Coordinator, Erie Program Lead

Where do you call home? Erie, CO Why Little Bellas? I’m a big fan of getting more kids on bikes. I love that Little Bellas offers a non-intimidating environment to bring girls and women together.  Plus, it’s fun! If you had a super power, what would it be? Flying Favorite color? Pretty much any shade of blue. Favorite Read More…

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Sarah Schreib

Program Specialist

Schreib grew up in East Fairfield Vermont and even though she wasn’t born in Vt, she always considers herself a Vermonter.  She attended James Madison University on a full basketball scholarship and graduated with her degree in both Biology and English. After a few years of playing basketball overseas and traveling around the US, she settled back in VT, became a fitness professional, took up road cycling, racing and was thus born a new love of cycling in general. As a child, her parents said she was never indoors and not much has changed, working and playing as much as she can outside. A passion for the outdoors, pushing limits, and challenges has brought her to mountain summits all over the US and around the world, including one of the seven summits. She is always looking for new ways to use nature as her playground and can be seen on the trails and roads all around the greater Williston area. Read More…

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Martha Flynn

North Central Regional Coordinator, Program Lead & Navigator to the Future

Martha resides in St Paul and lives exactly 1 mile from where she grew up.  She’s a fixture in the Minnesota biking community, so if you’ve done a race or event related to mountain biking, you’ve probably seen her there.  So say “Hi!” if you see her at one, she’d appreciate it.  Besides organizing and helping run the events, she also dabbles in the races, entering both mountain bike races in the summer and fat bike races in the winter (Minnesota, so much winter).  She sees riding/racing in -15 degrees weather with a -30 windchill as a way to push herself and her limits.  Sweet.  Martha simply loves being on her bike and sharing this love with as many people as possible, especially young girls. An encouraging, “Wooo-hooo!” is always at the ready when she sees young ladies riding and having fun.  This amazing attitude and drive to continually do what she loves, be it riding, racing, singing, or dancing even if she says she’s not the best at it, makes her perfect for the Little Bellas team.  As Martha puts it, “Just because you aren’t the most skilled at it doesn’t mean you can’t do what you love!” Read More…

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Becca Loose

Southeast Regional Coordinator, Program Lead & Partnership Camaraderie Coordinator

Becca is an avid outdoor enthusiast. Running, cycling, hiking, you name it, if it’s outside, she’s already doing it.  She’s helping everyone else get out and get moving too.  Besides taking her two children and lab on family adventures, Becca started a Little Bellas chapter in Woodstock, GA., moved to Sewnaee, TN., and drove an Read More…

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Arley Kemmerer

Pro Ambassador

Arley is a self-employeed, full time private practice lawyer with an enthusiasm for the outdoors and makes the claim to have the “best dog in the whole world”, a chocolate lab named Kali.  Oh and she’s also a professional Cyclocross racer with numerous World Cup races under her belt and podium finishes.  You know, in Read More…

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Katharine Ogden

Pro Ambassador

If you say Katharine was born on skis, you wouldn’t be very far off.  She started skiing with her father at age three, joined a youth ski program at age five, and has been racing every winter since.  Pretty amazing to have 18 years of racing under your belt and you’re only 21.  But when Read More…

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Maghalie Rochette

Pro Ambassador

Mountain biking and Cyclocross.  On the surface seem pretty similar.  Both involve bikes, mud, and to a common observer, they might be dismissed as the same sport.  Oh how wrong they would be.  These are two completely different styles of racing, with very different skill sets and fitness needed.  Enter Maghalie Rochette.  She raced mountain Read More…

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Katerina Nash

Pro Ambassador

Where to even begin when discussing Katerina Nash.  Most of the time, saying someone is a 5 time Olympian would be enough.  In her case, however, one would have to ask, which Olympics, winter or summer?  She’s competed in both.  Yeah.  2 Winter and 3 Summer, nordic skiing and mtn biking.  Mountain biking has also Read More…

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Erin Huck

Pro Ambassador

Erin could be considered one of the hardest working women on the MTB pro cycling circuit.  Literally.  Besides racing a pretty full race schedule, Erin is a mechanical engineer with a full time job as a project manager for a medical device company.  Many of her co-workers don’t even know she races and those who Read More…

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Kate Courtney

Pro Ambassador

Kate is a firm believer sparkles make you go faster.  If this is the case, Kate must live in a sparkle factory.  Okay, she doesn’t but she does happen to live in the birthplace of mountain biking.  And, as one would expect, started riding at a young age.  However, mountain bike racing started as a Read More…

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Catharine Pendrel

Pro Ambassador

Catharine is all about riding.  One could say all kinds of riding as she did ride horses in her youth but right now, we’re talking bike riding.  She herself is, well, a pretty good rider and we’ll get to that in a second.  Right now, let’s talk about her devotion to the cycling community and Read More…

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Haley Batten

Pro Ambassador

Haley was destined to become a pro ambassador for Little Bellas.  Not only was her first out of state race, when she was younger, the Sea Otter Classic, where the Little Bellas are resident rock stars, she also was a junior mentor for the program when Little Bellas came to Park City.  So many stars Read More…

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Hannah Finchamp

Pro Ambassador

Adventure junkie.  This is a phrase Hannah uses to describe herself.  She also makes the claim she “probably”has the perfect makings of a type A personality.  Let’s examine the evidence.  Hannah is a 4-time Collegiate MTB National champion, was the 2017 Collegiate Cyclocross National Champion, is a 2-time XTERRA Triathlon Overall Amateur World Champion, and Read More…

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Chloe Woodruff

Pro Ambassador

Chloe raced to a top 10 finish in a UCI CX race the day after her wedding…..with a veil attached to her helmet.  If we wrote nothing else about Chloe, that would be enough.  But there is so much more to write.  She has had success throughout her mountain biking career, from the Junior ranks, Read More…

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Sophie Caldwell

Pro Ambassador

Growing up in a tiny town in Vermont, Sophie learned to ski around the same time she learned to walk.  Kind of par for the course when growing up in VT in a family with a long skiing lineage.  Like most other kids, she played and participated in other sports to mix things up but Read More…

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Sarah True

Pro Ambassador

Sarah True co-owns a business which makes specialty coffee.  She and three other athletes got together decided to share with the world their love for specialty coffee.  Amazing.  And it’s amazing because on top of owning and helping to run a company, Sarah is one of the US’s top triathletes.  She has been a 2-time Read More…

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Flora Duffy

Pro Ambassador

It’s kind of ironic when asked what her hometown was, Flora answered with three answers.  Those three answers?  Bermuda, Boulder, and Stellenbosch, South Africa.  Why is it ironic?  Because Flora is a triathlete.  Just a run-of-the-mill, swim-bike-run athlete, going about her day.  Ha ha ha, deep breath.  Flora is a 3 time Olympian, 4 time XTerra Read More…

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Julia Kern

Pro Ambassador

When she was young, Julia’s Grandfather used to secretly time her to see how long she could actually sit still before she had to get moving again. (a record of 2 min. still stands).  Now, with multiple Junior National Championships and a Junior World Championship medal under her belt, it’s not hard to see all Read More…

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Lea Davison

Pro Ambassador, Director & Co-Founder

Lea and Sabra’s parents threw them into every sport imaginable growing up.  Since their mom, Lucia, grew up in pre title IX world where the only opportunity was cheerleading (and you better believe she was the best at that), she wanted to give them every opportunity possible.  So the competitive seeds were planted with sports Read More…

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Alison Tetrick

Pro Ambassador

Alison is the epitome of going out and experiencing life and all it has to offer.  Maybe it was growing up on cattle farms and finding ways to get out, adventure and have fun while living off the grid a bit that helped her seize every day that comes her way.  Like riding a horse Read More…

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Ayesha McGowan

Pro Ambassador

Ayesha is stubborn. Or as people eloquently put it, she has tremendous mental toughness. But Ayesha knows it and accepts it, she’s stubborn.  And it’s what got her to where she is today, a professional road cyclist traveling the world, being a face of inspiration, and an advocate for people of all ages and races Read More…

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Lauren Hall

Pro Ambassador

Lauren wanted to follow in her NFL playing grandfather’s footsteps and become a professional athlete.  Not an easy task but with the help of tenacity and a little push from a brother, Lauren became a dominant force in women’s professional road cycling.  Even though at first, she didn’t even own a bike. Once this problem Read More…

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Kelsey Urban

Pro Ambassador

Kelsey will fully admit it sounds cliché but she remembers learning to ride a bike in her preschool parking lot, with her mother hanging on to it to help her with the balance.  Then Mom let go and Kelsey felt like she was flying. And then of course she crashed, like everyone does. As cliché Read More…

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Tayler Wiles

Pro Ambassador

Tayler says her road to becoming a professional cyclist was not planned, straight, or smooth.  Kind of like a road you see and think, “Hey, look at that, let’s see where this goes.” and it takes you to some of the most amazing places you’ve ever seen and might not have known existed.  She was Read More…

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Ida Sargent

Pro Ambassador

If you are born in and grow up in the Northeast Kingdom of VT and are athletically inclined, you’re probably a skier, snowboarder, or cyclist.  Ida is no different. She went with skiing, of the Nordic variety. After attending high school at the Burke Mountain Academy, she went to Dartmouth College, where she majored in Read More…

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Savilia Blunk

Pro Ambassador

Northern California makes another appearance in our pro ambassador list!  Go NorCal! A hot spot for mountain biking, Savilia grew up with “mountains at her feet” and was racing mountain bikes by the time she was 12.  Mostly this was simply a way to help her smoke her two older brothers on a bike. The Read More…

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Sabra Davison

Executive Director and Co-Founder (aka Adventurer in Charge)

In 2007, I graduated from Middlebury College with a degree in Women’s and Gender Studies and Biology. I’m grateful for my time at one of the most highly regarded liberal arts colleges in the nation because my studies were foundational in my desire to evoke change for girls and women. I also had a lifelong Read More…

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Lea Davison

Director, Co-Founder & Pro Ambassador

Lea Davison grew up in northern Vermont competing in alpine ski and cross-country running.  It wasn’t until she was eighteen that a friend encouraged her to compete at the NORBA (National Off Road Bicycle Association) Nationals.  This race earned her entry to the Junior World Championships.    Yet ski racing still remained her focus and she Read More…

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Angela Irvine

Director, Secretary & Co-Founder

At the age of 40, I found my way onto a mountain bike. I had loved riding on the road in my younger years,  but a collision with a car was enough to spook me off two wheels for while. I never realized how much I missed the joy of pedaling and moving until I Read More…

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Dorothy Pacheco

Director

A well-recognized figure in the cycling industry, Dorothy Pacheco is currently an executive sales and marketing director for the Huffy Corporation leading new business initiatives. She has worked as Todson’s Marketing Director in the powersports, ski, bike and outdoor industries; General Manager for shebeest woman’s apparel; as well as the Senior Director at Accell North Read More…

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Richard Koenitzer

Director

Richard has been involved with Little Bellas since 2012.  While spending his business career in the financial services industry, he has held a number of roles and management positions that include sales, consulting, product management, and strategic product development.  These experiences have been helpful as Little Bellas has been focusing on expanding our footprint and Read More…

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Lisa Nye-Salladin

Director

Lisa owns two bike shops in Texas with her husband and has literally rode around the world for three years (30,000 miles). She has served on the USAC Board of Directors from 2002-2013, the USAC mountain bike board of trustees from 2001-2010 as chair, and started the USAC Women’s Committee. She has created tremendous change Read More…

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Stephen Odefey

Director

Most days Steve can be found with his two daughters and Little Bellas participants, Ellie and Jillian, exploring the outdoors or running to various practices/rehearsals. In addition to that, Steve has spent many years practicing law in large private firm and in-house settings representing a diverse array of corporate clients from small start-up entrepreneurial ventures Read More…

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Dan Sullivan

Director

Sully has been an avid mountain biker for over 25 years, Director of Sales for Rome Snowboard, and has four young daughters. In addition, he serves on the board of directors for SIA (Snowsports Industry of America). What is your day job?  I am the Director of Sales for Rome Snowboards based in Waterbury, Vermont. Read More…

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